Living a normal life is the dream of deaf people. Cochlear implants have availed invaluable normal life experience. The deaf is able to make phone calls, watch television, go to seminars, attend classes and interact well with other people. They do not have to keep struggling to read the lips of the people they talk to. Normal life for the deaf dramatically improves their self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of self-worth. They are able to perform better in their school work. Punch and Adye confirmed that cochlear implants improved the psychological and social-emotional being of children after a study in Australia (479). Discrimination towards the deaf reduced dramatically. Normal hearing children were encouraged to establish contact with the deaf. These factors assisted the children to improve performance in school according to that study.
It is evident that cochlear implants hold the future of the hearing problems. Further advancement in technology and research on hearing loss will improve cochlear implants remarkably. Many researchers around the world are researching on the different aspects of hearing loss, which will allow the solutions to be worked on from different viewpoints. Cochlear Implants and Hearing Preservation.
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